When the snow started falling outside I couldn't help but to wrap up warm and head out. I didn't fancy driving anywhere so I just went for a stroll down Steer Point Lane behind my house.
The wind was whipping up some nice snow drifts across the fields giving me some atmosphere and I really loved this lone tree. Thanks for looking. .
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Trek around the Eskdale Valley today. Started at the Japanese Gardens at Eskdale Green which is worth a look for the Green Fingered amongst us, headed to Boot along the Old Roman Road which runs parallel to the La’al Ratty railway lines. In Boot lies St. Catherine's churchyard which has five victims of a mass killing in 1992 – Gail and Ian Spiro and their three teenage children, whose deaths in California were linked to arms-dealing and espionage. Brought up in Eskdale, Gail was shot with the children at a luxury ranch near San Diego, shortly before her husband's body was found in their camper van on a desert backroad at Coachwhip Canyon, killed by a cyanide injection. The case remains unsolved.
In 1870 Boot became the Eskdale terminus of a 3 foot guage Railway built to connect the main line at Ravenglass which was made for the mining, which there is still evidence of, and has of course now been replaced by the narrow guage Railway better known as the La’al Ratty from Ravenglass to Dalegarth.
Also in Boot is a 15th Century Corn Mill which is now a Museum, the Mill sits on an old Packhorse Bridge which led to the “Corpse Road”, so called because it was used to carry the deceased over the high fells from Wasdale for burial in Eskdale. On the Corpse Road there are still buildings which date back to the 18th century and were used for storing Peat cut from the Fellside. Further up the Fellside are the Burnmoor Stone Circles which date back to over 4000 years old. SW from here is Siney, Blind and Blea Tarn which are popular walks/picnic areas as there is a Public Footpath from the Beckfoot Ratty Station stop.
Lower down in the valley there is Gill Force and Stanley Force Waterfalls which are a stone throw away from the Ratty stop offs and for the more energetic a circular well established footpath route from Boot upto the Hardknott Fortress; or to the “Wainwright” named Hardknott. #wanderingwayne #osmaps #getoutdoors #gooutside #lakedistrict #igerslakedistrict #eskdale #hardknottpass #hardknott #eskdalemill #burnmoorstonecircles
‘Surely there is no other place in this whole wonderful world quite like Lakeland’..... -Alfred Wainwright
The uplifting moment when you’re at the top of a Lakeland fell and the clouds part to reveal a lovely tarn, or a snow capped mountain range. I love exploring the Lake District through the Wainwright pictorial guides. They are like poetry. The drawings help with orientation. I’ve only climbed 51 of the 214 Wainwright fells... This year I intend to tick more. How many have you done?
Snowy stream ❄️ (Fast-forward 24 hours when Wales actually saw sun and it took away all of our nice snow)
Throwback to hiking the Kaikoura Coast Track in NZ 😍😍😍
Sound on... I'd rather be back here than back in the office today. The same frosty reception I'll be getting having handed my notice in though 😂 👌 #GetOutside #OSmaps
The sun is back in the sky for the first day of spring! But winter is still clinging to the thickets and shadows. Winter - it's time to let go.
Well done to our North Region team who are four days into their charity challenge supporting KIDS. They’ve been battling the mini beast from the east, having set off from Liverpool on Saturday as they canoe across England. Their route takes them 160 miles, through 100 locks and 2 tunnels as they aim to finish at Goole in Saturday. A massive well done on their achievements so far and if you’d like to support them head to http://social.os.uk/qArOC
Early evening in Bristol harbour. Bristol has a wide selection of floating bars and restaurants along its banks, the rows of colourful houses in the background are a famous sight around here. The boat in this photo is called the Grain Barge. It started life as an engineless transport barge that carried barley and wheat from Bristol to Cardiff, across the Severn Estuary. Built in 1936 by the Charles Hill shipyard, the barge is now moored in Hotwells, opposite its original berth and near to Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Today, Grain Barge is a bar/restaurant with spectacular views across Bristol harbour.
One of my favourite bothies so far, Camban is tucked away in the remote land between Kintail and Glen Affric, miles from anywhere. A very special place.
There’s not many wild places that give me the creeps but Duntulm Castle at night is one of them. I’ve been up there on my own at midnight to shoot the stars and it was difficult to focus on shooting with the howling of the wind. Local Legend states that the castle was abandoned after the nursemaid accidentally dropped the Clan Chiefs baby from a window above the cliffs. As punishment she was taken far into the Atlantic and set adrift. The castle’s perched extremely high on the edge of the cliff and is a true spectacle from below. There’s plenty of ghost stories but I was more concerned by the 20mph wind pushing me sideways towards the rocks...#kayak
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